|Brewster's Millions - George Barr McCutcheon|
The story revolves around Montgomery Brewster, a poor man who inherits a large sum of money. However, there is a catch — he has to spend every penny within 30 days, and end up with nothing at that time. Should he make the deadline, he stands to gain an even larger sum; should he fail, he remains penniless. Brewster finds that spending so much money is more difficult than he first thinks, especially when the lawyers are trying to make him fail so that they can claim the money...
Keywords: Brewster's Millions; adult; fiction; comedy; humour; librivox; McCutcheon
Downloads: 71,540 (1 review)
|The Calico Cat - Charles Miner Thompson|
LibriVox recording of The Calico Cat, by Charles Miner Thompson. Read by Allyson Hester. This is a cute story of a mysterious feline annoyance and the result of a man acting upon his annoyance. The cat begins a vicious spiral of events that ends with lies, the arrest of a boy, and the guilty conscience of a man. (Summary written by Allyson Hester) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the Lib...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; children; fiction; calico cat; grand jury; charles miner thompson
Downloads: 20,383 (1 review)
|Just David - Eleanor H. Porter|
Librivox recording of Just David by Eleanor H. Porter. Read by Mary Anderson David and his father set out from their idyllic mountain home to go to meet family, but enroute, David's father, who is sick dies, and David is left stranded in a little farming town. No one can read his father's handwriting on the notes he's left for David or his signature, and David doesn't know his last name. A stern farmer and his wife take David in, and learn more from him than they realize! David, who counts only ...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; literature; children's; violin; orphan
Downloads: 52,305 (2 reviews)
|Letters of a Woman Homesteader - Elinore Pruitt Stewart|
LibriVox recording of Letters of a Woman Homesteader, by Elinore Pruitt Stewart. Read by Lynne Carroll. The writer of the following letters is a young woman who lost her husband in a railroad accident and went to Denver to seek support for herself and her two-year-old daughter, Jerrine. Turning her hand to the nearest work, she went out by the day as house-cleaner and laundress. Later, seeking to better herself, she accepted employment as a housekeeper for a well-to-do Scotch cattle-man, Mr...
Keywords: Librivox; audiobook; biography; letters; homesteaders; frontier; women; widowhood; settlers
Downloads: 11,583 (4 reviews)
|The Crevice - William J. Burns and Isabel Ostrander|
Librivox recording of The Crevice by William J. Burns and Isabel Ostrander. Read by J. M. Smallheer The sudden death of wealthy and prominent financier, Pennington Lawton from an apparent heart attack, followed by the shocking revelation of his impending bankruptcy, leaves his sole heir and only daughter, Anita, distraught and nearly penniless. Nonetheless, she is determined to unravel the mystery surrounding her father’s death and the loss of his great fortune...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; fiction; mystery; detective stories
Downloads: 14,282 (4 reviews)
|Three Thousand Dollars - Anna Katharine Green|
LibriVox recording of Three Thousand Dollars, by Anna Katharine Green. Read by Roger Melin. This short story by Anna Katharine Green revolves around a plot to steal some goods secured safely within an impenetrable vault within the confines of Mr. Stoughton's business concern. Nobody seems to have any clue as to how the vault can be accessed, and yet access is gained once a day by person or persons unknown, by a means not known to anyone, apparently Mr...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; mystery; green
Downloads: 8,276 (4 reviews)
|The Middle of Things - J.S. Fletcher|
LibriVox recording of The Middle of Things, by J.S. Fletcher. Read by Kehinde. A habitual late night stroll down Markendale Square plunges Viner into the middle of things most mysterious and most perplexing. A murder, an imposter, secret papers, all combine to mystify even the police themselves. Is Hyde as innocent of the crime as he claims? What is the clue of the veiled woman and the diamond ring? Things are not what they seem to be and how can Viner prove the man’s innocence? (Summary by Ke...
Keywords: Librivox; audiobook; mystery
Downloads: 65,080 (6 reviews)